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Mortality associated with the adverse effects of medical treatment has decreased modestly in the last 25 years, researchers report in JAMA Network Open.
The researchers used data from 1990 through 2016 on mortality related to the adverse effects of medical treatment from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2016 study.
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Massachussetts Health Council invites you to nominate an individual to receive the Health Care Star Award at the 2019 Annual Awards Gala!
MHC continues the tradition of recognizing exceptional stars of healthcare who promote and protect health and wellness in the Commonwealth while inspiring us all. We are excited to receive your input into this year's honorees and ask that you submit by Friday, Feb. 8 for consideration and selection by the Health Council Board of Directors.
Click on the following links to submit a nomination, see a complete list of distinguished past honorees and view photos from the wonderful 2018 Award Gala.
We are also seeking nominations for the healthiest workplace and are excited to once again recognize an employer with a true commitment to employee health. Thank you!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Boston Red Sox vs. Colorado Rockies
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Invite your friends, family and colleagues for
ANA Massachusetts Night at Fenway Park!
Registration deadline: March 1
First come, first served!
(Right Field Grandstand seats: $22/$23)
Order early — event will sell out!
Join your nursing colleagues at our 18th Anniversary Spring Convention
as we learn from the experts at the Annual Spring Conference
and celebrate the best of the best in nursing at the Annual Awards Dinner.
Friday, March 29, 2019
Royal Sonesta Boston/Cambridge, MA
Register today! Click here.
For information on the ANA MA group hotel room rate, click here.
7:30 a.m.: Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Program:
Responding to Rising Challenges in Nursing and Healthcare
Join us as we hear from Nursing experts in presenting the latest innovations and evidence-based findings related to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and practice implications regarding the opioid crisis, concussion, nurse resiliency, weight stigma, and violence against nurses. Content will include physical aspects, psychosocial impact, recent trends, current research and evidence-based findings, nursing assessment, and implications for professional practice.
4:30 p.m.: ANA Massachusetts Annual Business Meeting
6:00 p.m.: ANA Massachusetts Annual Awards Dinner and cocktail reception:
celebrate the past, present and future of nursing in Massachusetts!
Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities: ANA Massachusetts Spring Conference and Awards Dinner
For more information, click here.
Friday, June 7, 2019
ANA Massachusetts Accredited Approver Unit
Annual Spring Symposium
The World Congress on Nursing & Healthcare Management will meet on June 19-20, 2019 in Venice, Italy.
20% discount on registration
Certificate of accreditation by the International Organizing Committee (IOCM)
Abstracts will be published in conference souvenirs & international journals
Group Discounts Available!
Please feel free to contact Juliana Katelyn for further queries.
We need your help! Send a letter (its all done for you, just add your name!) to Support the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corp Service Recognition Act.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, a heroic group of nurses who served in World War II. These nurses are the only uniformed corps members from that war who have not been recognized as veterans.
The bipartisan United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act was introduced Dec. 7 in the Senate and would right this wrong and finally honor these nurses' valiant service to our country, but it needs your help to move forward.
Use our online form to send a letter to your Senator urging them to support the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act and recognize the sacrifices these nurses have made.
Ten different bills have been introduced since 1995 aiming to give these nurses the credit they deserve – and none have passed. This new bipartisan bill, introduced by Senator Warren (D-MA) and Senator Daines (R-MT), is our best chance to honor nurse cadets and the critical role they played.
Send your letter of support now.
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Safety + Health Magazine
Nearly 40 percent of pregnant nurses don’t wear protective gowns when administering powerful cancer drugs, putting their own health and that of their unborn babies at risk, results of a recent study from NIOSH suggest. Findings showed that 38 percent of pregnant nurses reported not wearing a protective gown when administering the drugs, while 42 percent of non-pregnant nurses said the same. Additionally, among nurses who were pregnant, half said they did not wear a gown while administering the drugs during their first 20 weeks of pregnancy, and 1 in 10 did not always wear gloves during their first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.—and it seems as if the problem is only getting worse. Nearly half of American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to a new report released by the American Heart Association.
The report, the AHA’s annual Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics update, was published in the journal Circulation. For the gigantic report, a panel of experts looked at data from a range of sources (including government reports and clinical trials) to find statistics on cardiovascular disease, which was defined as coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, or high blood pressure.
There's a decent chance you saw the headline, which quickly made its way across the Internet on Jan. 29: "A Cure for Cancer? Israeli Scientists Say They Think They Found One." The Jerusalem Post article contains bold quotes from the biotech company behind the treatment: "We believe we will offer in a year's time a complete cure for cancer" that will "have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market," says the chairman of the board of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies. CNBC takes issue with the timeline, especially as far as any U.S. treatments are concerned.
By Keith Carlson
Nurses are virtually irreplaceable as the vital lifeblood and connective tissue of any healthcare organization or facility. From the emergency department and the ICU to home health and dialysis, nurses do the highly skilled work that keeps the healthcare engine humming. When nurses are treated as so much cannon fodder thrust on the front lines without appropriate support from an enlightened and forward-thinking leadership, things can go terribly awry. Being thrown under the metaphorical bus is unpleasant in any circumstance, but when nurses are left to fend themselves while healthcare outcomes and patient safety are compromised, such circumstances are morally and ethically unacceptable.
Climate change is melting ice, intensifying storms and bleaching coral reefs, and now, a new study suggests that it could also take a toll on babies' hearts.
The study, published Jan. 30 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that, starting in 2025, extreme heat brought on by climate change could increase the number of babies born with heart defects in the United States. The greatest increase would be seen in the Midwest, followed by the Northeast and the South, researchers reported.
In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg weighed in on an unusually fraught issue with an uncommonly blunt statement: “Vaccination is an important and timely topic,” he wrote in a Facebook post about the book On Immunity by Eula Biss. “The science is completely clear: vaccinations work and are important for the health of everyone in our community.”
But when members of Facebook’s “community” seek information about vaccines on Facebook itself, they may be steered toward unscientific, anti-vaccination propaganda. On YouTube, a rival social media platform owned by Google, users seeking information about vaccines are similarly nudged toward anti-vaccination misinformation, much of it designed to frighten parents, even as a measles outbreak rages in the Pacific Northwest.
The use of e-cigarettes is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke, according to research that is scheduled to be presented Feb. 6 at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in Honolulu.
Concern around the health effects of e-cigarette use has grown in recent years, fueled by a surge in their popularity and a belief that they're safe alternatives to normal cigarettes.
By Christina Thielst
Are U.S. hospitals compliant with federal and state regulations in their medical records processes? That is the central question in a cross-sectional study of 83 hospitals featured in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital Rankings for 2016-2017. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act establishes the patient’s right for access of their protected health information within 30 days and in the format they prefer. In the study, researchers attempted to conduct scripted interviews (simulating a patient experience) with each medical records department, but three were deemed nonresponsive.
The Washington Post
A child’s finger is pricked at a doctor’s office, and the child cries out. “Ow! Ah! Oh!”
How much pain adult Americans think the young patient is suffering will depend on whether they believe the child to be a girl or a boy, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Those who know the distressed patient as “Samuel” will infer that he is in more pain than those who know the patient as “Samantha,” even though Samuel and Samantha are in fact the same 5-year-old, whose shoulder-length blond hair, red T-shirt and gym shorts don’t immediately suggest male or female characteristics.
Reported side effects of the Shringrix shingles vaccine in its first eight months of doctors' office use were mostly unremarkable, but 3 percent of the complaints were serious, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Shingrix, which is produced by GlaxoSmithKline and was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in October 2017, is recommended for adults 50 and older to prevent shingles, a painful rash that affects one out of three Americans in their lifetime.
As brilliant as humans are, we’re working with limited cognitive resources that decline over time. There’s a whole field of research desperately searching for ways to fight the ravages of aging on the brain, and neuroscientists at Columbia University think they have a solution. The good news is it requires nothing more than some motivation — and maybe a heart rate monitor.
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